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June 02, 2020

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D

Glad that Hillary has to keep paying lawyers in her appeals to not have to be deposed by Judicial Watch.
Fitton said on Lou Dobbs that the DOJ and State Dept. lawyers are just wanting to put it all behind them and get it over with at this time.

DrJ

I just went through an ordeal with food poisoning. Good G-d was it awful. I'll spare you the gory details.

That's probably why I am still awake.

MJW

Has anyone heard the classical pianist Beatrice Rana?

She has a Wikipedia article, and there are a number of YouTube videos of her playing.

DrJ

Thanks, MJW. I found those too.

A performance differs from a studio recording. I think we will take the chance. The issue is that she is playing a straight romantic repertoire. I love it, but MrsJ is less enthralled.

We'll see.

There also is a performance of Liszt's transcriptions of Beethoven's symphonies, over a number of days or course. I think we will do one or two.

D

DrJ:
Thank you for your musical recommendations. They do help during these tumultuous times.
Sorry about the food poisoning.
It can be dreadful.
Good luck with the remodeling.
We have to get our roof done.
I am dreading the disruption

hrtshpdbox

I've never met Melinda, but I think she's great.

DrJ

I have a new laptop -- a Lenovo X1 carbon if anyone cares.

I've been trying to keep Google software off of the computer. My conclusion? Firefox is OK, but not great. Alternative search engines, unnamed, really are aweful.

Privacy? Usefulness? We'll see.

Pinandpuller

Go believe in democracy in a democracy, you complete dolt:

I believe in democracy. I believe in a free press. I believe in open debate. I love it when my newspaper prints pieces I disagree with. It causes me to think.

https://twitter.com/nytdavidbrooks/status/1268357524178325505?s=21

hrtshpdbox

Dr J, I can't shake Google because I share some files with my daughter, so use "Sheets" on Google Drive. It's just so much easier, at least for me, than alternative methods of sharing spreadsheets. I've pretty much given up on the privacy aspect of things.

DrJ

box,

Melinda is a male. There are reasons for the name that I won't go into.

Maryrose (one word or two?) I'm pleased that you like the selections I post.

hrtshpdbox

Dr J, yeah, I was making light of my own ignorance on the matter, after reading a whole bunch of comments referring to him as him. Who knew? (Just everyone else).

mike in houston

DrJ

Here in Houston we have the privilege of going down to Rice U's Shepherd School of Music and viewing free concerts and recitals. Here is one young man who is making a name for himself.

Povero Ernesto- Jack Swanson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P14qM2mKmyg&pbjreload=101

Also

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZkAvuNaXp8

DrJ

box,

Allow me to say that Melinda's situation is complex. I'm pleased he is posting again.

henry

Fine rant here, from Larry Correia:

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/377791/

Another Bob

“situation is complex”

I *think* I’m aware of a very small amount of it. Is that complexity referring to the precise circumstances of his hiatus?

DrJ

mike, I'll listen tomorrow when I will not upset MrsJ's sleeping.

Arizona State has a great recital hall. The main concert hall was terrible, but the recital hall was great.

Look up Caio Pagano, if you are interested in classical piano. Wonderful, and usually his performances were free of charge.

Davis, sadly, has nothing similar.

anonamom

I hope that Rove being on Trump's reelection team won't mean Trump will not defend himself from all the attacks.

The Karl Rove guy who writes those insipid WSJ columns???!!!

I'm hoping it's the
"Hold your friends close, your enemies closer" thing.

Another Bob

The new Federal State of China has been announced, ladies and gentlemen...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOvhQv-1neA

Steve Bannon is such an idiot sometimes.

Melinda

Hennepin ME:

https://www.hennepin.us/-/media/hennepinus/residents/public-safety/documents/Autopsy_2020-3700_Floyd.pdf

DrJ

AB,

You should ask Melinda.

Then he was in the midst of a very odd situation that I will not go into. I don't know what you know of this.

The good news is that he is confident enough to post once again. I even saw him on TV, so he must be real! Good looking guy.

Jane

Hell of a long way to the end of this thread!

~oh what a night!~

Between the news and my bizarre dreams ir would be easier to stay awake!

What will today bring?

clarice

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/jeff-reynolds/2020/06/03/yes-george-soros-sent-money-to-fund-the-riots-and-so-did-taxpayers-n487939

DrJ

Jane,

What will today bring?

Kiwi's love, and maybe some chocolates.

:)

MissMarple2

clarice,

This web site (Typepad) has some sort of automatic screener that won't accept certain "unapproved" sites. At least that is what I think it is.

I have discovered that it WILL post a link, in some cases, if I precede it with a bit of text. In other cases, you can do all sorts of tricks and it still won't show up. Videos on Periscope are very hard to connect.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President, who got it from his son, Don Jr. Video at the link.

🚨 ALERT: Biden said in a speech in China...

“...we have to go BEYOND close ties between Washington and Beijing... go beyond it to include all levels of government, to include classrooms and laboratories, athletic fields and boardrooms.”

MORE: https://t.co/MOUQFbKGi0 pic.twitter.com/xfgBqiV90L

— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) May 28, 2020

It would not surprise me that China is pulling the strings on this unrest.

clarice

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/06/rod-rosenstein-on-fisa-lies-im-accountable-but-not-responsible.php

Jane

Okeefe video on Antifa comes out at 9 AM

Jane

Awww thanks Dr J

MissMarple2

Jim, Sunnyvale,

Regarding your Social Security payments, mine comes on the second Wednesday of the month.
It can come as early as the 8th, or as late as the 14th.

MissMarple2

The Fake Newspaper! https://t.co/X6LEqpQeBc

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2020

Link goes to a screen cap of 2 versions of a New York Times headline on the same story.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
1h
LAW & ORDER!

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
1h
MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

MissMarple2

The last 2 tweets of the President's are posted here for a question. Is it possible that some of his tweets are signals or code?

Narciso

Like poor richard and my own nic.

MissMarple2

Kelly
@KellySunshineT1
·
17m
How quickly do you think the guilty white liberal bow and grovel fest would last if the apologies were directed at the most discriminated against people group in history - the Jews? About 1.5 seconds. Race baiting hypocrites.

Buckeye

Did my heart good to read about the “regular guys” in California and Idaho taking up arms to defend their neighbors and the neighborhood.

Might fly my Gadsden flag today.

Another Bob

I was interested in seeing the fentanyl levels.

The highest-strength fentanyl patch produces a 4 ng/ml blood level. Death from toxicity has been reported at levels as low as 3 ng/ml. Floyd tested at 11 ng/ml. A risk of fentanyl in any amount is respiratory depression.

No sign of traumatic asphyxiation nor injury to the neck.

Hmm...

MissMarple2

https://nypost.com/2020/06/03/looters-flee-in-luxury-suvs-after-ransacking-nyc-stores-video/

Narciso

You need the four digit code ralph.

MissMarple2

Remembering June 4, 1989 and the pro-democracy protesters who erected a goddess of democracy statue in Tiananmen Square and then had their hopes crushed under PLA tank treads pic.twitter.com/FAM61gcf3v

— Bill Gertz (@BillGertz) June 3, 2020

Photos at the link.

Buckeye

guilty white liberal bow and grovel fest

Cold day in Hell.

Narciso

Meanwhile stanfords dean quotes joam chessimard aka assata shakur.

Narciso


Sure why not

https://hotair.com/archives/jazz-shaw/2020/06/03/school-dean-quotes-domestic-terrorist/

MissMarple2

Why is @JoeBiden silent about the cold blooded murder of Captain David Dorn? Does his life not matter to Joe because it doesn’t fit his leftwing narrative about the riots and looters?!? https://t.co/ZgfoOP9C50

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 3, 2020

Link goes to photo of Biden and article on Don Jr,'s web site.

His father's comment:

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
3m
Disgraceful!

MissMarple2

https://twitter.com/HereToHandleYou/status/1268338308733710336

Thread going off on Mattis's comments. Glad to see someone is.

Davod

I know Allah Pundit is on Hot Air, but I didn't realize he was so anti-Trump

"I think it was the bipartisan backlash to that repulsive fascist stunt Trump pulled on Monday in Lafayette Park that spooked Esper this morning, as he’s been caught more than once in a tug of war between Trump’s political whims on the one hand and military SOP on the other. "

Repulsive fascist stunt?


Melinda

Looks like DC Antifa is run by one Grady Page, as in Clarence’s progeny.

hrtshpdbox

Miss M, I don't know if you've tried it, but a free and easy and immediate way to get a different link than the original one for a site is tinyurl.com. I would think that would "disguise" things well.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

https://www.theburningplatform.com/2020/06/02/western-rifle-shooters-purged-by-wordpress/
Western Rifle Shooters is very much a like minded site to TBP. They post almost all of our main articles. I have a regular email dialogue with guy who runs it. I had never heard of WordPress pulling the plug before. It looks like big tech is going to try and crush all dissenting opinion by censoring and de-platforming. TBP runs on WordPress. It’s just a matter of time until they come for us.

Looks like WRS is resettling at Gab
https://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com

boris

All-a-Pinhead is anti-Trump and anti-bible so it was a twofer for that clown.

MissMarple2

hrtshpdbox,

Thanks, yes, I have used it. It's still a question why the site disappears certain links, though.

Robin, eff 'em all

will get yelled at by the Tiger Beat pompom girls

That made me laugh out loud even though I might be included in that group.

peter

With my decoder, it says "Be sure to drink your Ovaltine, " MM--hope this helps

Robin, eff 'em all

Clarence Page the journalist?

Narciso

Call him iblis pundit or shaytan

hrtshpdbox

Trump walked over to a church that presidents have long used, which was burned down by mindless rioters, and he held up a Bible. It symbolizes that anarchy can't be allowed to triumph over values. For many on the left, they don't like that message at all; they'd like to see values modified and changed to suit a globalist (and God-less) community. It was an historical moment, for Trump and the country, and nothing makes the left feel worse than that.

Robin, eff 'em all

So who is that Rich Higgins guy who has the dirt on how Mattis got involved with the administration? He claims to have all the names and details and even an interrogation. Is he legit?

rse

Now dr j will have us all fretting over who the 'outliers' were.

My condolences on the food poisoning. I picked it up when in NYC with Red a few years ago. When it was all over I joked with her that at least I knew I did not have a heart condition as no one could be that sick otherwise and not have a heart attack.

We had gone to a tapas restaurant near Gramercy Park and there was only one thing I ate that she did not.

The consistency among the institutional messages I am getting is quite interesting. I do not want to hear from vendors though that they are donating to various groups I think are part of the problem, not the solution.

Narciso

Mcmaster pulled his security clearance since he was picked by general flynn.

Robin, eff 'em all

I'm trying to understand "qualified immunity" as used by police to shield themselves from lawsuits when they violate our constitutional and civil rights. How can this be fixed?

peter

Per wikipedia, Clarence Page's first wife committed suicide. Little Grady Jonathan is from his second marriage to Lisa. Old mugshot here: https://mugshots.com/US-States/North-Carolina/Mecklenburg-County-NC/Grady-Jonathan-Page.70530839.html

He seems nice!

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Tweet of the Morning!!
Jesse Kelly
@JesseKellyDC
·
Government taking away your job, then paying you for the job they took away, then paying you to return to the job they took away is the most government thing in the history of government things.

Narciso

He also pointed out the deep state network which we know now is crazy

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

via Babalu:

Washington on Wednesday added seven Cuban companies and hotels to its list of entities under sanctions, including financial firm Fincimex which handles remittances to the island, the US State Department said.

Remittances sent from Cubans abroad are one of Communist-run island’s main sources of income along with tourism.

“We will continue to stop the flow of money into the pockets of those who oppress the Cuban people. 61 years of oppression and dictatorship are enough,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted.

“To the Cuban people: you deserve better and we stand with you.”

The new additions to the Cuba Restricted List are seven “subentities” controlled by the Cuban military, including Fincimex, three hotels, two diving centers and a tourist marine park, the State Department said in a statement.

“In particular, the addition of financial institution FINCIMEX to the Cuba Restricted List will help address the regime’s attempts to control the flow of hard currency that belongs to the Cuban people,” it said.

Extraneus

It was an historical moment, for Trump and the country, and nothing makes the left feel worse than that.

Also, they were praying for the WH to be overrun and Trump's body dragged out and fed to the mob, so it's understandable that they'd feel kind of bad about him striding over to the church instead.

hoyden

I did not click on the dog link that Rocco warned. I support folks linking to whatever they want and I appreciate their giving fair warning for trigger content.

hrtshpdbox

Qualified immunity is one of those good ideas (protect officials acting in good faith from frivolous legal actions) that is doomed when you try to apply it. Wiki says:

"Qualified immunity does not protect officials who violate "clearly established statutory or constitutional rights of which reasonable person would have known". This is an objective standard, meaning that the standard does not depend on the subjective state of mind of the official but rather on whether a reasonable person would determine that the relevant conduct violated clearly-established law."

Good luck "objectively" identifying what a "reasonable" person thinks is a violation of law.

Robin, eff 'em all

https://www.knoxnews.com/story/opinion/columnists/george-korda/2020/06/04/george-floyd-brutality-systemic-racism-questions-go-unanswered-honesty-george-korda-opinion/3137659001/

I keep telling myself to keep my head down, we only have to live here for four more years, but I want to tell all those FB friends that they are voting for the very people who refuse to solve the problems.

Narciso


Indeed

https://mobile.twitter.com/HansMahncke/status/1268261755714711557

Robin, eff 'em all

Right, Box. It's insane. This is what I read:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/05/30/police-george-floyd-qualified-immunity-supreme-court-column/5283349002/

But when Floyd’s family goes to court to hold the officers liable for their actions, a judge in Minnesota may very well dismiss their claims. Not because the officers didn’t do anything wrong, but because there isn’t a case from the 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court specifically holding that it is unconstitutional for police to kneel on the neck of a handcuffed man for nearly nine minutes until he loses consciousness and then dies.

And such a specific case is what Floyd’s family must provide to overcome a legal doctrine called “qualified immunity” that shields police and all other government officials from accountability for their illegal and unconstitutional acts.

So when this case gets dismissed, more fireworks?

DrJ

Don't worry about the outliers, rse; as a rule they no longer are here. Not bad people, but not part of the blog or a part of its postings.

anonamom

Is it possible that some of his tweets are signals or code?

Time to step away from the computer and go outdoors...for a couple of hours.

Robin, eff 'em all

James Lileks is really good:

http://lileks.com/bleats/archive/20/0620/060420.html

He has a photo of a boarded up shop window with the words "Kids live upstairs" spray painted on the plywood.

I'm just so pissed off.

clarice

Veritas on Antifa:https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1268528888872939521

hrtshpdbox

Robin, if Floyd's family goes to court, that's the civic case; it's the Minneapolis prosecutor who brings the criminal case (even if the Floyd family didn't want to). I'm not an attorney, but I think I'm on solid ground if I think that the Floyd family's attorneys would base their case around aspects that aren't upended by that qualified immunity deal.

Narciso

Their atty is agitator ben crump.

MissMarple2

anonamom,

I guess your answer is "No."

LOL!

Captain Hate

I know Allah Pundit is on Hot Air, but I didn't realize he was so anti-Trump

He's been an ass for a long time. A major problem I have with Malkin is she didn't send that clown and Poppin' Fresh packing while she ran the place. The site was very troll friendly in the comments. Biggest waste of time I've done online was signing up during one of their open enrollment windows.

Robin, eff 'em all

Comment from Althouse:

Riots in Rochester NY. I posted pics of the 10 top elected/appointed officials of Rochester, the Chief of Police, Mayor, and council members. Not a white male oppressor among them. Nor any Republicans. If I had posted pics of the school board and chancellor, or whatever they call that group in Rochester- it would have been more of the same.

There's a word for doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.... What is that word... it escapes me at the moment. But that's what the voters in all Democrat run cities are doing.

Exactly. How dumb are they?

MissMarple2

Gardening question:

I am looking for shrubs to plant along the front of our house, which is a post-war 3 bedroom bungalow. The front porch has hydrangeo on each corner, which have to be cut back to the ground after frost, and between them a slow-growing broad-leaf evergreen like barberry.

There is a section of the house to the right of the porch (as you are facing it) with no foundation plantings. The house is covered with yellowish-cream siding.

I was thinking a couple of yews and then maybe a taller shrub at the corner, like a lilac or something similar. (Nothing that requires a whole lot of expertise, as my daughter did not inherit my gardening skills.)

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/sheila-dixon-mayor-replace-baltimore

With Democratic primary returns still coming in after Tuesday’s vote, the front-runner appears to be Sheila Dixon, who resigned as mayor in 2010 after a jury found her guilty of misdemeanor embezzlement for misappropriating gift cards for the poor.

Captain Hate

I support folks linking to whatever they want and I appreciate their giving fair warning for trigger content.

Like clockwork.

Captain Hate

That made me laugh out loud even though I might be included in that group.

No but your nic is funny.

Jane

Where is O'Keefe's video - I couldn;t find it. Supposed to be out at 9:00.

D

Anonamom:
Your post made me laugh.
Yes, step away from the computer.
Did anyone see that cult clip from Philly where all these white oriole were taking a pledge simultaneously on their knees?
That was really weird.
I have always benn a Northerner.
I never owned slaves.
Had I lived at the time of the Civil War, I probably would have been an abolitionist.
I refuse to take a knee for anyone.
Today the funeral service for the high on Fentynol criminal in Minnesota.
He is a martyr now but he still is guilty of crimes.
His relatives are now rich with his GoFund me account.
He could possibly have transmitted the virus by his resisting of arrest.
But he has become a deity to the a Godless Left.

D

Oriole should be people.

Jane

Here it is via Gateway Pundit:

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/06/james-okeefe-strikes-latest-undercover-video-exposes-antifa-terrorist-movement-recruitment-combat-training-international-connections-exposeantifa/

peter

Two tiny tiny vignettes of pushback from my little corner of the world. I often have on the tv some station way at the end of the available cable channel package, in the 1400s, a classical music channel by Music Choice. They play various pieces, and normally the visual content is some dumb slide with a biographical fact (often wrong) about the composer. Starting this past Monday, they started posting slogans about race relationships, some relatively benign, such as quotations from Martin Luther King , and overrated poet Maya Angelou, but they also posted a slogan that simply said "Black Lives Matter." I complained to Music Choice that this was a loaded slogan, on the one hand seemingly benign, but also the name of an organization which was extremely leftist, and which advocates violence against police. Music Choice stopped these stupid virtue signalling slogan displays. I am assuming they received a lot of complaints other than mine.
Second, I roast coffee as a hobby, and I get emails from suppliers that sell the green beans to me with a lot of BS about the terroir and the farms where the beans are grown. It's a fun hobby . Yesterday one of those suppliers posted a video of coffee grown in Ethiopia in a zone called Kafa. They entitled the video Kafa Koffee Karavan. Today they sent an email apologizing because the initials of their video were pointed out to them as being offensive.
I wrote back to them telling them to stop being so politically correct.
I am so sick of the pity party that the left is throwing on behalf of blacks in order to make fundamental changes to the country. Also the virtue signalling by corporations on LinkedIn is also out of control.

Robin, eff 'em all

Oriole should be people.

LOL. I was picturing a bunch of baseball players, then I realized it was the wrong city and started laughing harder.

Robin, eff 'em all

No but your nic is funny.

I felt it deserved to be recorded for posterity.

Rocco

Good morning,

Capt'n Hate, you sir, can go to hell. I warned you and said I wish I didn't see it so when you clicked on that link, you wanted to see what I posted so go fuck yourself! I really hope this coward and clapping seal has an opportunity to meet you face to face. Your fucking name suits you well....asshole!

sbwaters

like a lilac

There are small lilacs that won't grow taller than 5 feet.

clarice

Me, too, peter, and I wrote a response to the head of a school here who was virtue signalling to that community with a candle lighting ceremony. I posted it on FB but 5 times I tried to post it here and TP disappeared it.


From Insty:https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2020/06/04/covid_vs_climate_modeling_cloudy_with_a_chance_of_politics_123891.html

D

Robin:
I love your posts and enjoy your new moniker.
Peter:
Agree with your post.
So tired of all this garbage coverage of not really news.
I am almost hoping for a hurricane to change the subject.
I contend locking people down encouraged the protests, just so people could thumb their nose at the authorities and their social distancing edicts.

clarice

Here's the FB link to my letter:https://www.facebook.com/clarice.feldman/posts/10219938674609298?notif_id=1591237910382807&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic

Melinda

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jun/3/antifa-planned-anti-government-insurgency-george-f/

D

Rocco:
I believe you are right about Rosenstein and also know the most about criminals and what occurred in Minnesota.
I value your input.

James D.

re: qualified immunity

If I understand right (I am not a lawyer), it's nowhere in any statute - it's entirely a judicial creation.

All it would take is legislators crafting a well-thought out law (I know, I know, stop laughing) to eliminate it, or at least define it more rationally so that it both protects police (and other officials) who are acting in good faith and with regard to the rules, and makes liable those who do not.

sbwaters

Rocco and CH, I almost, but didn't click on the shock video. Thanks for describing it in the text so I could decide before clicking.

Nor could I go through the cars driving over people.

Appreciate that the videos were created to drive us politically over the edge, and I choose not to be driven.

In Apocalypse Now, Brando described the Viet Cong hacking off the arms of recently vaccinated little children - like a diamond bullet drilled through the forehead into the brain.

Both Rocco and CH have the wits to recognize the misuse of terror for political ends and to never give in to it.

'Nuf said.

Old Lurker

"Government taking away your job, then paying you for the job they took away, then paying you to return to the job they took away is the most government thing in the history of government things."

That THIS, and all the other erosion of freedoms and liberties and Constitutional assurances we used to have that our parents fought and died for is not being shouted from every Bully Pulpit in the land is why I think we frogs are approaching fully cooked.

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